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Bad Weather Procedures

Bad Weather Procedures

Holly Spring Infant and Nursery School believes that every lesson is important and will therefore seek to minimise the impact of bad weather on the normal operation of the school.


In rare circumstances where it is not possible to operate the school safely and action is required, the following risk factors are considered:

  • Is the site safe for staff and pupils to attend?
  • Are sufficient staff able to access the site in order to be able to operate safely?
  • Are all utilities and services able to operate (water, heating, electricity and kitchen)?
  • Are staff and students able to travel to and from the site safely?


In the event that one or more of the above factors is answered in the negative, the school will consider the following actions:

  • Footwear or uniform adjustment
  • Late start
  • School closure


Decisions will be made by the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team, in consultation with Holly Spring Junior School.


School Closure before the start of the school day

The school will complete an appropriate risk assessment and notify staff and parents/carers by 7:45am, at the latest. The school will release this information using Twitter @HollySpringInf and the school website

The information will also be on the Bracknell Forest website and on the local radio station websites for BBC Radio Berkshire and Heart FM. In the event of doubt, parents should check the school website in the first instance. The school will issue updates on an ongoing basis.


School Closure during the school day

In the event of an early closure, parents will be advised in advance (as far as is possible) that this is a potential course of action. The school will release this information via Twitter, text message/email and the school website will be updated.